Turkish Belly by Konstrukt & Thurston Moore - Karlrecords [KR084] FLAC download included with physical items

Turkish Belly

A 6 track free improvisation album (41m 4s) — released August 27th 2021 on Karlrecords

The latest entry in the ongoing series of exciting collaborations sees the Turkish free form ensemble KONSTRUKT live on stage with THURSTON MOORE.

# 5 in the continuing series of KONSTRUKT collaborations on KARL is a live document of the concert by the Turkish freeform group with THURSTON MOORE. KONSTRUKT, the Istanbul based free jazz / freeform group founded and led by UMUT ÇAĞLAR and KORHAN FUTACI, are known for their openness to and interest in collaborations – and regularly meet up and perform with new partners that range from JOE McPHEE, WILLIAM PARKER, AKIRA SAKATA, MARSHALL ALLEN, EVAN PARKER, ALEXANDER HAWKINS, KEN VANDERMARK or OTOMO YOSHIHIDE. This latest release sees the quartet join forces with one of the indie rock icons: THURSTON MOORE, who besides his decade-long main band SONIC YOUTH always found time and inspiration for solo projects and collaborations of different kinds.

"Turkish Belly", recorded live at SalonIKSV in Istanbul in february last year, is as adventurous and daring as one will expect from such a pairing and a highly rewarding experience for the fans of KONSTRUKT and those of MOORE alike.


Korhan Futacı: alto sax, flute, voice, loops

Umut Çağlar: electric guitar, synthesizer

Apostolos Sideris: electric bass, upright bass

Berkan Tilavel: drums


Thurston Moore: electric guitar

Recorded live at SalonIKSV (21.02.2020), Istanbul.

Mixed by Kıvılcım Konca.

Mastered + vinyl cut by Helmut Erler at D&M, Berlin.

Artwork concept by Umut Çağlar

layout by kaidoh

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